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« Reply #1260 on: June 29, 2015, 07:34:03 PM »

So does this make Richards an FA? Any guesses from folks who picks him up and how much money he makes?

IMO might be a good pickup for a contender looking to bust through. Would give some size to Montreal's so-so offense. Maybe NYR? I wonder what he's willing to play for, but then again there will be no shortage of teams interested, so the market will dictate that.
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« Reply #1261 on: June 29, 2015, 07:41:11 PM »

So does this make Richards an FA? Any guesses from folks who picks him up and how much money he makes?

IMO might be a good pickup for a contender looking to bust through. Would give some size to Montreal's so-so offense. Maybe NYR? I wonder what he's willing to play for, but then again there will be no shortage of teams interested, so the market will dictate that.

He's a free agent. I have no idea what happens to him now, though. I think any team interested knows the risks involved. And whatever happens, he'll be making peanuts compared to what he had been making.

Speaking of free agents, who else is stoked for July 1? Canada Day celebrations aside, it's always fun to see who ends up where.

http://www.tsn.ca/tsn-s-top-unrestricted-free-agents-1.316769

Mike Reilly should be off the list. He signed with the Wild on the 26th, IIRC.
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« Reply #1262 on: June 29, 2015, 07:46:21 PM »

Pretty juicy list. Hard to think any of these would be interesting to Chevy (for the price most would cost), and if any would want to play here.
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« Reply #1263 on: June 29, 2015, 07:50:21 PM »

Pretty juicy list. Hard to think any of these would be interesting to Chevy (for the price most would cost), and if any would want to play here.

Frolik's been getting a lost of interest. I fail to see how the Jets keep him.

I would like to see Stafford return, though. As for the others, I haven't the slightest clue.
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« Reply #1264 on: June 29, 2015, 08:01:42 PM »

He's a free agent. I have no idea what happens to him now, though. I think any team interested knows the risks involved. And whatever happens, he'll be making peanuts compared to what he had been making.

Speaking of free agents, who else is stoked for July 1? Canada Day celebrations aside, it's always fun to see who ends up where.

http://www.tsn.ca/tsn-s-top-unrestricted-free-agents-1.316769

Mike Reilly should be off the list. He signed with the Wild on the 26th, IIRC.

I'm usually glued to a screen on July 1st, but I don't even think I'll be tuning in this year. Not many names I have even slight interest in.

Also, Eff Ribeiro, Can't believe he is listed as a top 5 free agent.
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« Reply #1265 on: June 30, 2015, 03:21:01 AM »

There are a few decent scorers on this list.
Hopefully the Jets had some salary cap room to sign a few.
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« Reply #1266 on: June 30, 2015, 02:28:05 PM »

The whole Richards thing is crazy.  But I can understand it, a great use of "the rules".

Here's the question.  They void his contract, and take 1.35mil/yr in cap hit.  He sues in civil court, and wins (because they've set a precident with other teammates with criminal charges not being canned).  He either settles for 1/2 up front, or gets a judgement for payment of his contract in full, LA appeals and settles out of court for 1/2. 

Does that 1/2 become cap hit?  Or do they sidestep the cap because it is a civil court payment? 

If Richards takes this "buyout", does the NHLPA still launch a grievance?  Can they without his participation?  To protect the rest of their players?

SMS cap for haves and have nots makes this kinda thing a lawyers wet dream.   Toronto eating Horton's non-SMS contract last year is opening up all kinds of creative SMS / budget possibilities between those flush with cash they can't spend on players, and those with hard budget concerns and SMS floor player budgets.
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« Reply #1267 on: June 30, 2015, 02:43:37 PM »

The whole Richards thing is crazy.  But I can understand it, a great use of "the rules".

Here's the question.  They void his contract, and take 1.35mil/yr in cap hit.  He sues in civil court, and wins (because they've set a precident with other teammates with criminal charges not being canned).  He either settles for 1/2 up front, or gets a judgement for payment of his contract in full, LA appeals and settles out of court for 1/2. 

Does that 1/2 become cap hit?  Or do they sidestep the cap because it is a civil court payment? 

If Richards takes this "buyout", does the NHLPA still launch a grievance?  Can they without his participation?  To protect the rest of their players?

SMS cap for haves and have nots makes this kinda thing a lawyers wet dream.   Toronto eating Horton's non-SMS contract last year is opening up all kinds of creative SMS / budget possibilities between those flush with cash they can't spend on players, and those with hard budget concerns and SMS floor player budgets.

If it was considered to be wrongful termination I would expect the Kings to get hit with some cap circumvention penalties a la NJ with Kovalchuk.
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« Reply #1268 on: June 30, 2015, 03:23:07 PM »

Apparently, the rumour regarding an incident at a border crossing is pretty accurate. Pierre McGuire reported on this yesterday and CBC just released this:

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/mike-richards-part-of-rcmp-investigation-report-1.3133350

This sounds pretty serious.
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« Reply #1269 on: June 30, 2015, 04:05:16 PM »

I hate being a Sharks fan so much right now.
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« Reply #1270 on: June 30, 2015, 04:06:18 PM »

I hate being a Sharks fan so much right now.

Could be a Bruins fan. Wink

Jones goes from one coast to the other... And back to the other coast.
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« Reply #1271 on: June 30, 2015, 04:09:16 PM »

Could be a Bruins fan. Wink

Jones goes from one coast to the other... And back to the other coast.

I'll take Don Sweeney right now, he just turned Wilson's absolute stupidity into Milan Lucic for 2 firsts.
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« Reply #1272 on: June 30, 2015, 04:52:37 PM »

I'll take Don Sweeney right now, he just turned Wilson's absolute stupidity into Milan Lucic for 2 firsts.

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« Reply #1273 on: June 30, 2015, 04:54:39 PM »

I'll take Don Sweeney right now, he just turned Wilson's absolute stupidity into Milan Lucic for 2 firsts.

Yeah, that was pretty clever. I'm still not sure what to think of letting Hamilton go and picking up Rinaldo.

And how about Hextall getting rid of Pronger and Grossman for Gagner...? Crazy.
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« Reply #1274 on: June 30, 2015, 05:01:16 PM »

Yeah, that was pretty clever. I'm still not sure what to think of letting Hamilton go and picking up Rinaldo.

And how about Hextall getting rid of Pronger and Grossman for Gagner...? Crazy.

Sweeney is still pretty bad, We just seem to have it worse at times and definitely got swindled by him here.

I'm not a big fan of the Coyotes acquiring Pronger's contract. I agree with the sentiment that it's borderline cap circumvention and definitely agree with the sentiment of Coyotes fans pissed off that the organization would rather do something like this just to save money than actually attempt to field a competitive hockey team.

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